We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
2454 North McMullen Booth Road,
Clearwater, FL 33759
Phone: (727) 474-3768
Fax: (727) 754-5913
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun - Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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During the hot and often dry conditions that make up the dog days of Florida's summer, you will be doing yourself and -Florida's wild birds- a big favor by providing them with a reliable source of water.
Water is very important to Florida's wild birds. Whether they are feeder visitors or not, wild birds need water. Offering a dependable source of water is probably the simplest and most important step you can take to greatly increase the variety of wild birds in your Florida yard.
It can also significantly increase your enjoyment of your wild birds by allowing you to watch their often comical antics as they drink, bathe and preen.
However, as entertaining as it is for us, water (or the lack thereof) can be deadly serious for Florida's wild birds. Wild birds must be ready to fly at all times, and bathing is a critical part of feather maintenance and staying in top-flight condition.
Water is also vitally important when it's extremely hot and a wild bird’s ability to regulate its body temperature can become stressed. Wild birds do not sweat and must remove excess body heat through their respiratory system. So when Florida's temperatures rise, a wild bird's respiration rate increases, sometimes to the point that it can be seen panting like a dog. This activity dehydrates Florida's wild birds and increases their need for a reliable source of water to replace lost fluids.
So, while the addition of a Wild Birds Unlimited wild bird bath, fountain or mister to your yard can supply hours of enjoyable bird watching entertainment for you, it may also be providing a lifesaving necessity.
Though this month marks the beginning of the end of summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to help birds and maximize your backyard enjoyment.
Millions of hummingbirds are preparing to fly back to their winter ranges. Hummingbirds have been migrating between North and Central America for hundreds of years, some traveling thousands of miles each way.
A high-calorie diet is important to build fat reserves for their trip, so be sure to have your hummingbird feeders ready.
Studies show that most of the hummingbirds visiting your feeders on a day toward the end of migration season are replaced by a new wave of migrants within 24 hours.
Whether they are feeder visitors or not, birds need water for drinking, bathing and preening. Offering a dependable source of water is the simplest and most important step you can take to increase the variety of birds in your yard.
Birds must be ready to fly at all times, especially during migration. Bathing is a critical part of keeping their feathers in top-flight condition.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water, so open sources of water can cause a potential mosquito problem. Use a fountain, waterfall accessory or Water Wiggler™ to create ripples and prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in your bird baths. Water in motion is also more attractive to Florida's wild birds.
Visit Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor soon! We have everything you and your wild birds need to make the most of Florida's late summer.